History of the Federal Judiciary

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Batts, Deborah A.
Born 1947 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1994, to a seat vacated by Richard Owen. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994. Assumed senior status on April 13, 2012.

Radcliffe College, A.B., 1969
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Lawrence Pierce, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1972-1973
Private practice, New York City, 1973-1979
Assistant U.S. attorney, Criminal Division, Southern District of New York, 1979-1984
Associate professor of law, Fordham University School of Law, 1984-1994
Faculty, Corporation Counsel Trial Advocacy Program for the City of New York, 1988-1993 (intermittent)
Special associate counsel, Department of Investigation, New York City, 1990-1991


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